Shocking Blue

20 Greatest Hits

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Unless you're a collector, one disc of Shocking Blue will satisify. Known mainly for their 1969 hit "Venus," this Dutch band released several other singles that charted outside the U.S. The 20 Greatest Hits compilation does justice to their overall sound and output, including lesser-known but quality tracks like "Hello Darkness," "Shocking You," and "Mighty Joe." It is puzzling that the flip side of "Venus," a rocking bit of psychedelia (with sitar) called "Hot Sand," isn't included since it was the second most familiar tune the band released in the U.S.

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